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Carlsberg, Suppliers Launch Sustainable Packaging Initiative

Carlsberg, Suppliers Launch Sustainable Packaging Initiative | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Brewery group Carlsberg and some of its global suppliers have teamed up to develop certified sustainable packaging materials that can be recycled or reused, minimizing packaging waste.

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How Many Supply Chain Innovations Are Truly Revolutionary? - Supply Chain 24/7

How Many Supply Chain Innovations Are Truly Revolutionary? - Supply Chain 24/7 | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ Before pursuing any supply chain innovation, a company has to be clear about the objective; is the goal continuous improvement to maintain market position with a modest increase in margin or to disrupt the industry?”
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PepsiCo, Unilever Launch Sustainable Agricultural Tool

PepsiCo, Unilever Launch Sustainable Agricultural Tool | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
PepsiCo, Unilever, Heineken and other members of the Cool Farm Institute have launched an online tool to help farmers assess and improve the environmental and economic performance of their businesses.
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Vertical farms sprouting all over the world - tech - 16 January 2014 - New Scientist

Vertical farms sprouting all over the world - tech - 16 January 2014 - New Scientist | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ From Singapore to Pennsylvania, warehouses and high-rises offer a new, environmentally friendly way to feed the swelling populations of the world's cities”
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E-Fulfillment In The Developing World Requires Different Logistics Models

E-Fulfillment In The Developing World Requires Different Logistics Models | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ It is not news that the primary way that e-commerce goods are delivered in North America and Europe is by parcel.”
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2014 Forecast Emerging Supply Chain Trends - Blogs - Logistics ...

“ In 2014, access to visibility and execution data will advance both supply chain conformity and transparency to help minimize and mitigate environmental, performance, process, and intellectual property risks.”
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Cost ‘No. 1 Sustainability Challenge in 2014,’ Ecova Says

Cost  ‘No. 1 Sustainability Challenge in 2014,’ Ecova Says | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
By Environmental Leader Cost is by far the biggest influencer of energy and sustainability initiatives; however, 2014 will be complicated by the anticipated increased energy and resource prices, according to an Ecova report. 2014 Energy and Sustainability Predictions: Findings from Leading Professionals aggregates findings from a survey of about 500 energy and sustainability professionals, and reveals that 2014 will be a challenging year for those executives responsible for managing resources for their organizations. Companies face “unprecedented pressure” to cut costs, conserve resources and disclose environmental performance, says Jeff Heggedahl, Ecova president and CEO. These challenges mean firms must develop a total energy and sustainability management strategy to remain competitive and meet resource management needs. Water will emerge as a top energy and sustainability initiative, the report predicts. A majority of respondents (70 percent) noted that rising water costs are a concern for 2014. Water is also viewed as the second greatest area with opportunity for savings and improvement, behind energy. Also in 2014, new benchmarking regulations will create an increasingly complex environment, Ecova predicts. Thirty percent of respondents are unaware if their buildings are currently required or will be required to comply with municipal, city or state level regulations. However, among the 38 percent of respondents who are currently required or expect to be required to comply with municipal, city or state regulations, nearly 86 percent feel prepared to respond. Peer benchmarking represents an untapped opportunity. Twenty-seven percent of respondents acknowledged they didn’t know how their facilities performed in comparison to peers, and an additional 46 percent stated their buildings were performing only the same as or less efficiently than peers. This means that nearly 75 percent of respondents believe they have an opportunity to capture additional cost and energy savings compared to their current performance. In other 2014 predictions, Ford says while the world has been fixated on going green, now the attention is shifting beyond recycling and eco-chic living to a growing concern for the planet’s water. In the automaker’s 2014 Trends Report, Ford identifies this trend as “Sustainability Blues” and says forward-looking brands are already investing time and money into better water management practices.
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Sustainable Supply Chain to Drive Financial and Economic Growth: Middle East Context

Sustainable Supply Chain to Drive Financial and Economic Growth: Middle East Context | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
In recent years, the sustainability industry has evolved to include almost all areas of business processes. Due to the dramatic strides sustainability has made and its holistic nature, it is understandable that the two most apparent areas, the environment and society, would receive much of our attention. There has been a lack of concern for the area of the economy and alignment with business needs. Moreover, it has not been used enough as a mechanism to enhance the supply chain or product value.
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Brewers Meet 2020 Carbon Target Eight Years early

Brewers Meet 2020 Carbon Target Eight Years early | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The UK brewing industry has met its 2020 carbon target — to reduce carbon emissions by 67 percent compared to 1990 levels — eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) says.
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Looks like they [brewing industry] could raise they keep ploughing on!Just hope the targets were not too easy to meet!
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Vince Cable hails 'reshoring' boost for UK manufacturing - Financial Times

Vince Cable hails 'reshoring' boost for UK manufacturing - Financial Times | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ Vince Cable hails 'reshoring' boost for UK manufacturing Financial Times Vince Cable has hailed fresh evidence that companies are “reshoring” production from places such as Asia to the UK as a sign that “Britain's manufacturing is becoming great...”
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Financial Times - Outsourcing, insourcing and innovation, 14 October 2013

Financial Times - Outsourcing, insourcing and innovation, 14 October 2013 | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ PA's Mike Henley, outsourcing expert, is interviewed for a Financial Times podcast which looks at the direction that IT sourcing is heading.”
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Mixed methods, a good way of carrying sustainable differentiation and mitigating risk
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Hidden risk in supply chains - MIT News Office

Hidden risk in supply chains - MIT News Office | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ Analysis shows no correlation between a manufacturer’s total expenditure with a supplier and the cost of a supply disruption.”
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Strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Resilience in Haiti ...

Its focus will be on saving lives, rebuilding livelihoods and enhancing resilience to shocks. Activities will be concentrated in the most food insecure and disaster prone areas in order to reach 0.6 million people currently classified as severely ...
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Sustainability begins at the source - The Strategic Sourceror (blog)

Sustainability begins at the source - The Strategic Sourceror (blog) | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ Sustainability begins at the source The Strategic Sourceror (blog) Not long after companies start the effort to implement green logistics, a critical and challenging realization is likely to set in: The changes that need to be made begin at the...”
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Fracking: A Supply Chain Logistics Game Changer? - Supply Chain 24/7

Fracking: A Supply Chain Logistics Game Changer? - Supply Chain 24/7 | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ I’ve thought long and hard about what to say this year because of all the media buzz around shale oil and natural gas fracking as energy saviors, maybe bringing back cheap energy and rendering the big user oil countries less dependent on oil, and...”
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Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“Coca-Cola and other corporations are starting to see global warming as an economically disruptive force affecting commodity costs and supply chains.”
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From beans to bar: why cocoa traceability is an asset to supply chains

From beans to bar: why cocoa traceability is an asset to supply chains | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
A remarkable initiative to track the supply chain traceability of cocoa is happening - farmer members of the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative in Ghana are printing a code on each cocoa sack that relates to the specific village the cocoa is from, making the cocoa traceable from bean to bar. The cocoa is used to make chocolate for Divine Chocolate Inc (in the US). Divine is committed to delivering the fairest, most equitable deal to cocoa farmers in Ghana, empowering them to be active participants in a supply chain. The deal aims to deliver remuneration to farmers who need to improve their farms, skills and adapt to climate change, as well as educate their families and invest in their communities. Traceability in the supply chain means that consumers actually know that the cocoa in their chocolate really did come from the farmers they have met, or heard about and that their business are responsible.
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Time to reassess retail supply chain’s dependence on low labour costs | EyeforTransport

“ Bangladesh garment factories have dominated the press in regards to poor working conditions and low wages however it seems Cambodia is now in the spotlight as Cambodian factory workers seek to obtain a raise in minimum wage to $160 per month.”
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The Best Supply Chain Security in the World is Useless ...

The Best Supply Chain Security in the World is Useless ... | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
... if you forget to lock the digital back door! As Tim Garcia pointed out in a recent article over on Manufacturing Business Technology, In Securing Your Supply Chain, Don't Forget To Lock The Back Door, because up to half of all reported company data breaches slip in through unguarded digital back doors. Just because you take all of the security precautions that are possible with your own network, this doesn't mean that you can account for the practices of other companies your enterprise interacts with on a daily basis though digital backdoors that could be contained in every piece of enterprise technology that you use.
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A garment workers' strike has stalled Cambodia's largest manufacturing industry

A garment workers' strike has stalled Cambodia's largest manufacturing industry | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ A nationwide strike by Cambodia's garment workers this week has stalled the nation's largest manufacturing industry, after tens of thousands of protesters skipped work to demand a higher minimum wage than what the government has offered.”
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MIT Study: “Devil in the Details” of Supply Chain Risk Management - Article from Supply Chain Management Review

MIT Study: “Devil in the Details” of Supply Chain Risk Management - Article from Supply Chain Management Review | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ Industry analysts agree that it’s important to make risk assessment an ongoing process, allowing for frequent plan updates as political conditions, fuel prices, tariffs, currency exchange rates, labor costs, and other supply chain security threats...”
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Brewers Meet 2020 Carbon Target Eight Years early

Brewers Meet 2020 Carbon Target Eight Years early | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The UK brewing industry has met its 2020 carbon target — to reduce carbon emissions by 67 percent compared to 1990 levels — eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) says.
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Top 13 In 2013, #2: A Year Of Re-Shoring - Manufacturing.net

Top 13 In 2013, #2: A Year Of Re-Shoring - Manufacturing.net | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ Manufacturing.net Top 13 In 2013, #2: A Year Of Re-Shoring Manufacturing.net Manufacturing.net has been covering the “re-shoring” trend for years, but in 2013, the trend finally hit mainstream, and became a real possibility for far more companies...”
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I believe if many companies did a landed cost and total cost of goods analysis, we would see greater shifting of re-shoring activities.
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Financial Times - Outsourcing, insourcing and innovation, 14 October 2013

Financial Times - Outsourcing, insourcing and innovation, 14 October 2013 | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ PA's Mike Henley, outsourcing expert, is interviewed for a Financial Times podcast which looks at the direction that IT sourcing is heading.”
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A Decade of Supply Chain Mega-Changes Part 2

A Decade of Supply Chain Mega-Changes Part 2 | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore completes his list of the top 10 supply chain changes over the past decade.”
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